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Tandoori Flame--Holy Cow!

For those of you who don't turn up your noses at buffets, you might want to try this place on Dixie Rd in Brampton..it's advertised as the largest Indian buffet in Ontario (Canada?) and man, is there ever a lot of choice! Salads galore, all the hot dishes plus meats in large tavas..the freshly-grilled chicken tikka made me think of Brazilian style restos that charge three times as much. Two kinds of soups and a dozen flavours of ice cream plus various pastries and more..you won't need to eat again for some time!

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  1. Tried it's Saturday buffet about a month ago and enjoyed it very much, should go back and try and reanalyze it or talk to the owners! I did not quite understand the cooking or flavours of many items, somewhat to quite different for Indian cuisine and I have enjoyed many regional styles.. While the food itself is different, the majority of the very many diners and large families were Indian. You certainly are correct about the large variety. Heck, I think I remember a Pizza Stand!!!???

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    1. re: Jar

      with three types of pizza, including a chicken tandoori one.

      1. re: Wiley

        What's the price for the buffet per person?

        1. re: LovesToEat

          $10.99 lunch Mon-Fri, I think two bucks more on wkend, not sure of dinner.

    2. Not a fan of curried items but I love grilled chicken.

      You say theres lots of it? How about for a regular white dude whos palette can't take the spice?

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      1. re: duckdown

        There are at least 2 items on the side where the tavas are, as well as the meats in the tavas, that aren't overly sauced or dry-spiced, so I don't think you'd have any trouble scarfing them..

      2. I cannot find a listing for them. Is this the same place that is on Confederation Parkway in Mississauga?

        1. Chef of India (daily lunch buffet) -- 30 Eglinton Ave. East - Tel.: 416-485-5552 - Disappointing. Supper is much better but not as good as at Agra Indian Cuisine on the west side of Yonge, just north of Sheppard. We've only done take-out, but even then their service seems great (e.g., while looking over the menu to do a take-out order, they've seated us, brought us water and pappadams). The food was excellent. Now Amaya the Indian Room 1701 Bayview (corner Soudan) recently got rave reviews (Toronto Star Star july 07) – Reservations a must. Tel.: 416-322-3270 – See http://www.opentable.com/rest_profile...

          Khana Khajana ****
          7117 Bathurst – 905-771-6661
          Excellent Mulligatawny, tandoori gobi and paneer tikka

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          1. re: lamaranthe

            Yes, for some reason Tandoor Flame hasn't got its act together vis a vis being findable on the web. The location is 8150 Dixie Rd, at Orenda north of Steeles. I believe a Vinnie Zuchini used to be in this spot.

            I first went with my Indian in-laws, and I was one of maybe three non-Indians there... Since then, the restaurant has advertised heavily on radio ("Canada's biggest Indian buffet!"), and when I returned recently with co-workers, the lunchtime crowd was quite mixed, with lots of "regular white dudes" enjoying themselves.

            It is definitely the biggest Indian buffet I've seen, there's really too much there when you throw in the giant salad bar, pizzas, sweets... I wish it had a more comprehensive pickle section, however! One distinguishing item is the panipuri bar - I'd never seen that at a restaurant before.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panipuri

            1. re: lamaranthe

              100% agree. Lunch is even worse. Service is nil. I asked for a glass of chilled white wine in a 'cold' glass' and I did not get it... The staff needs training.
              May I suggest the following:
              Agra Indian Cuisine -- It's on the west side of Yonge, just north of Sheppard. Comment on the web: ''We've only done take-out, but even then their service seems great (e.g., while looking over the menu to do a take-out order, they've seated us, brought us water and pappadams). The food was excellent.''

              Khana Khajana ****
              7117 Bathurst – 905-771-6661
              Comments on the web: ''Excellent Mulligatawny, tandoori gobi and paneer tikka''

              The Sidhartha --30 Eglinton Ave. E. 416-485-5552-- No reviews, to my knowledge

              Amaya the Indian Room 1701 Bayview (corner Soudan) – Rave review TO Star july 07 – Reservations a must. Tel.: 416-322-3270 – See http://www.opentable.com/rest_profile...

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                Tandoori Flame
                8150 Dixie Rd, Brampton, ON L6T5N9, CA

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                1. re: JamieK

                  tandoori flame on dixie god no way went with my girls, food was very soso.